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Plug and Play San Diego Finds Home in New Downtown Works Space

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DeskHub, a co-working space in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood, recently expanded its space by 8,000 square feet.

Mission Ventures Backs Ex-Greenplum Execs

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San Diego-based venture capital firm Mission Ventures has backed a team from former portfolio firm Greenplum , in a new venture round. According to San Mateo-based Alpine Data Labs , it has scored $7.5M in a Series A funding from Sierra Ventures, Mission Ventures, and Sumitomo Corporate Equity Asia.

Mission Ventures' Lee Departs For Stealth Startup

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Jeff Lee , a senior associate at San Diego- and Los Angeles-based Mission Ventures , has quietly left the firm to head up a newly founded, stealth startup, according to Lee's LinkedIn profiles and bounced emails to his Mission Ventures address. mission ventures jeffrey associate startup executive

Dave Ryan of Mission Ventures On Exits

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In July, we sold another one of our companies, Greenplum, a database warehousing company, to EMC, another good win for the venture investors.

Mission Ventures Re-Ups On Alpine Data

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San Diego-based venture capital investor Mission Ventures has re-upped its investment in San Francisco-based Alpine Data Labs , a developer of Hadoop software for the big data market. mission ventures alpine data hadoop bigdata venture capital metapa greenplum READ MORE>>.

Zui.com Launches New Social Networking Features

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Zui is backed by Emergence Capital, Mission Ventures, Maveron and the Scholastic Corporation. READ MORE>>.

KidZui Catches $2M, Launches New Service

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San Diego-based KidZui , the developer of a kid-friendly Internet browser, said this week that it has raised another $2M in funding, and launched a new effort called ZUI.com. The firm said the funding included Mission Ventures, Maveron, and Emergence Capital. READ MORE>>.

Transaction Wireless Acquired By First Data

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San Diego-based Transaction Wireless , the digital gift card startup backed by Mission Ventures and Okapi Ventures, has been acquired by First Data , First Data said this week. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. READ MORE>>. card gift digital acquisition merger firstdata wireless transaction

KidZui Lands $2.4M More, Launches Original Video Efforts

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San Diego-based KidZui , the developer of a service which provides kid-safe content via a search engine and browser, announced this morning that it has raised $2.4M in new funding, and will start creating its own, original video content. The new funding comes from existing investors Mission Ventures and Costella Kirsch.

Slacker Powers AOL Internet Radio Service

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San Diego-based music streaming service Slacker has inked a major deal with AOL , to power a new online Internet radio service.

SoCal Gets $739M In Venture Capital In Q2

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Southern California companies raised $739M in venture capital in Q2 of 2011, according to the latest numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) based on data from Thomson Reuters. Los Angeles had $222.5M in funding, and San Diego $198.18M in investments. raised for the quarter.

SoCal Venture Capital Investments Total $497.8M In Q4

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Southern California venture capital investments total $497.8M, according to the latest numbers from the MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the National Venture Capital Association, which were released this evening, based on data from Thomson Reuters. Nationally, venture capital investors invested $21.8

Slacker Integrates With Bing Bar

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San Diego-based streaming radio and music service Slacker has linked its service with MIcrosoft's Bing Bar , the company said Tuesday.

Nirvanix Gets $25M In Series C

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San Diego-based cloud storage provider Nirvanix announced this morning that it has raised over $25M in a Series C funding round, which it says will go to "significantly expand" its engineering organization. khosla saas storage cloud capital venture nirvanixNirvanix said it has now raised $70M in total capital. READ MORE>>.

Zui Acquired By Saban Brands

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San Diego-based Zui , the kids friendly Internet portal which runs KidZui, has been acquired by Saban Brands , Saban said this morning.

Layoffs Hot Keyword for Second Half of January 2009

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Last month we Launched Los Angeles Tech and in the announcement we provide the Hot List for the first half of January 2009. This hot list is based on various social signals of what people are writing about, reading, bookmarking, searching, etc. You can go to the Hot List post to see what was hot then. Here's the rest. Here’s how to do it.

KidZui Gets $4M

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San Diego-based Kidzui , which develops a kid-friendly web browsers, has raised $4M in a funding, according to reports. The round was led by new investor Mission Ventures, and also included prior backers First Round Capital, Emergence Capital Partners and Maveron. Tags: kidzui browser venture capital

Nirvanix Gains $5M

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Nirvanix is venture backed by European Founders Fund, Intel Capital, Mission Ventures, Valhalla Partners, and Windward Ventures.

Report: Slacker Gets $5M Bridge

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After Long Road, Greenplum (Metapa) Acquired By EMC

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The acquisition is the end of a long road for Greenplum--originally based in Sherman Oaks--and its investors, which includes San Diego's Mission Ventures. Greenplum , a software firm developing database clustering software used for the data warehousing business, has been acquired by EMC.

Slacker Adds iPhone iOS 4 Support

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San Diego-based personalized music firm Slacker said Wednesday that it has added support for iOS 4 for the iPhone and iPod touch.

Nirvanix Adds Nasuni

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Nirvanix is backed by Intel Capital, Valhalla Partners, Mission Ventures, Windward Ventures, and the European Founders Fund.

Slacker Links With The Source

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Slacker is venture backed by Austin Ventures, Centennial Ventures, Mission Ventures, Rho Ventures, and Sevin Rosen Funds.

Transaction Wireless Scores $2.25M

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San Diego-based Transaction Wireless announced this morning that it has raised $2.25M in a Series A funding. The funding came from Mission Ventures and Okapi Ventures. Leo Spiegel of Mission Ventures and Marc Averitt of Okapi Ventures have joined the firm's board as part of the funding.

Slacker Ships On Palm webOS

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Slacker is venture backed by Austin Ventures, Centennial Ventures, Mission Ventures, Rho Ventures, and Sevin Rosen Funds.

Slacker Gets $2.0M In Debt Funding

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Slacker Expands Radio Service To Canada

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Slacker said that it has expanded its service to Canada through its web site, along with free applications for BlackBerry and Android phones.

VMIX Gets Win With Scion

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San Diego-based VMIX , a provider of software for managing online video, said this morning that the firm has signed on automotive brand Scion. VMIX is venture backed by JK&B Capital and ATA Ventures, Mission Ventures and Enterprise Partners. Financial impact of the win was not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Slacker Integrates With Twitter

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San Diego-based Internet radio service Slacker has integrated its service with micro-blogging service Twitter, the firm said this morning.

Report: Slacker Loses CEO

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San Diego-based music startup Slacker has apparently lost its CEO, according to a report from VentureWire. READ MORE>>.

Slacker Raises $9.6M

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San Diego-based online music provider Slacker has raised $9.6M in a funding round, based on a regulatory filing from the company. round.

Nirvanix Confirms Funding Round

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San Diego-based Nirvanix confirmed today that the firm has raised $5M in a new venture funding round. READ MORE>>.

Slacker Adds Lyrics

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The company is venture backed by Austin Ventures, Centennial Ventures, Mission Ventures, and Sevin Rosen Funds.

Slacker Releases iPhone App

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The firm is venture backed by Austin Ventures, Centennial Ventures, Mission Ventures, and Sevin Rosen Funds.

Nirvanix Shuts Down, Gives Mere Two Weeks To Customers

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San Diego-based cloud storage firm Nirvanix is shutting down, and has given its customers only two weeks to move their data elsewhere, in a stunning flameout for the venture backed startup. Nirvanix had started life as a competitor to Amazon S3, but in recent years had shifted its focus to supplying cloud storage to enterprises.

Nirvanix Powers Ooyala

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San Diego-based Nirvanix, a provider of storage-as-a-service, said Tuesday that the firm's technology is being used by video delivery firm Ooyala.

Nirvanix Steals Away Zynga CIO

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San Diego-based Nirvanix , the cloud storage service operator, has snagged the current CIO of Zynga as its new CEO, according to the company Monday. Nirvanix is venture backed by Khosla Ventures, Valhalla Partners, Intel Capital, Mission Ventures and Windward Ventures. READ MORE>>.

And Then There Were Three: RealD Hits Markets Today

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Still on tap for an IPO are Pasadena-based Green Dot , Pasadena-based Genmark Diagnostics , Westlake Village-based Inphi , San Diego-based Fallbrook Technologies , Los Angeles-based GameFly , San Diego-based Trius Therapeutics , City of Industry-based NewEgg , and Thousand Oaks-based Nexsan. shares of its common stock.

Transaction Wireless Gets $2M More

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San Diego-based Transaction Wireless , a developer of mobile gift card and other mobile marketing products, announced this morning that it has raised an additional $2M in funding. The funding came from its existing investors, Mission Ventures and Okapi Ventures. READ MORE>>.

VMIX Confirms $2M Raise

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San Diego-based VMIX , which provides online video hosting and management, has confirmed that it has raised $2M in a Series B-1 financing, the firm said this morning. The funding came from the company's existing investors, Enteprise Partners, Mission Ventures, JK&B Capital, and ATA Ventures. READ MORE>>.